Bea L. Hines
March 30, 2014
You are invited to a “Spring Sing” concert, presented by Seraphic Fire’s Miami Choral Academy at 7 p.m. Friday, at St. Martha’s Catholic Church, 9221 Biscayne Blvd.
The Miami Choral Academy consists of 50 children who will sing traditional works in Spanish, French, Latin, Swahili and English.
The musical group is an initiative of Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s Grammy nominated chamber choir, which seeks to make positive change in the lives of children from economically disadvantaged communities by providing a tuition free, after-school music education and choral program.
Led by Brett Karlin, the Miami Choral Academy reaches children in Miami-Dade County Public schools from throughout the county, and seeks to strengthen students’ cognitive and social abilities by developing their musical skills. The curriculum focuses on musical excellence and involves both parents and children, working to increase the students’ confidence, self-discipline, social skills and academic success.
The two-hour rehearsals are held twice a week at schools that include Natural Bridge, Citrus Grove, and Lorah Park elementary schools, Morningside Academy and John F. Kennedy Middle School.
The concert is free and open to the public.